Monday, June 28, 2010

A Midnight Fire

On June 28, 1925 at midnight an alarm of fire was sounded for a blaze in the office and coal sheds belonging to S. E. Kitzmiller lumber yard, to the rear of the Western Maryland Passenger station. The origin of the fire was unknown, the inside of the office and sheds were badly damaged. Local firemen quickly controlled the blaze and damages were estimated at $1,000. The Vigilant Hose and Cumberland Valley Hose companies answered the alarm.


Sparky said...

Was this on South Earl Street???/

Brad Myers said...

No it was at King and Fayette Streets. It became home to the first Shgb public library.